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Ellroy, James 1948-

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Most widely held works by James Ellroy
The black dahlia by James Ellroy( Book )

244 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 19 languages and held by 4,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the basic facts concerning the 1940s' notorious and yet unsolved Black Dahlia case, Ellroy creates a kaleidoscope of human passion and dark obsession. A young woman's mutilated body is found in a Los Angeles vacant lot. The story is seen through the eyes of Bucky Bleichert, ex-prize fighter and something of a boy wonder on the police force. There is no relief or humor as Bleichert arrives at a grisly discovery. Ellroy's powerful rendering of the long-reaching effects of murder gives the case new meaning
L.A. confidential by James Ellroy( Book )

197 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 15 languages and held by 2,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three troubled cops-- Ed Exley, desperately seeking glory; vengeful Bud White, a witness to his mother's murder by his father; and Jack Vincennes, a shakedown artist with a dark secret-- tread a fine line between right and wrong in 1950s Los Angeles
The cold six thousand by James Ellroy( Book )

94 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayne Tedrow, Jr., a young Vegas policeman with $6,000 in cash, is drawn unwittingly into a conspiracy involving the cover-up of the truth about the assassination of John F. Kennedy
American tabloid : a novel by James Ellroy( Book )

134 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 2,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of the Kennedy era, portraying the president in a far from flattering light. There are three protagonists: a CIA agent who pimps for JFK, another agent who trains anti-Castro rebels, and a lawyer who is a Mafia hunter. Through their eyes are seen the conflicting interests of the Kennedys, the director of the FBI, organized crime, organized labor, Castro and Cuban exiles. By the author of White Jazz
Blood's a rover : a novel by James Ellroy( Book )

61 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the 1968 collision of a Klan-raised FBI agent, an ex-cop heroin runner, and a divorce lawyer front-man with ties to the Kennedy assassinations
Perfidia by James Ellroy( Book )

49 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los Angeles over twenty-three days beginning on December 6, 1941. The Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor. The United States teeters on the edge of war. The roundup of allegedly treasonous Japanese Americans is about to begin. And in L.A., a Japanese family is found dead. Murder or ritual suicide? The investigation will draw four people into a totally Ellroy-ian tangle: a brilliant Japanese American forensic chemist; an unsatisfiably adventurous young woman; one police officer based in fact (William H. "Whiskey Bill" Parker, later to become the groundbreaking chief of the LAPD), the other the product of Ellroy's inimitable imagination (Dudley Smith, arch villain of The Big Nowhere, L.A. Confidential, White Jazz). As their lives intertwine, we are given a story of war and of consuming romance, a searing expose of the Japanese internment, and an astonishingly detailed homicide investigation. In Perfidia, Ellroy delves more deeply than ever before into his characters' intellectual and emotional lives. But it has the full-strength, unbridled story-telling audacity that has marked all the acclaimed work of the "Demon Dog of American Crime Fiction.""--
The no-spin zone : confrontations with the powerful and famous in America by Bill O'Reilly( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews with Joycelyn Elders, Steve Allen, Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, Laura Schlessinger, Susan Sarandon, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, James Carville, George W. Bush, Mario Cuomo, John McCain, Dan Rather, Hillary Clinton, and others
White jazz : a novel by James Ellroy( Book )

100 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killings, beatings, bribes, shakedowns -- it's all in a day's work for Lieutenant Dave Klein, Los Angeles Police Department. Trained as a lawyer in school, schooled as a strongarm on the street, bought and paid for by the mob, there's nothing he's not into and nobody's better at any of it. But in the fall of 1958, when the Feds announce a full-out investigation into police corruption, everything goes haywire. Suddenly, the game Klein thought he was running has a new set of rules -- and they're not his. He's been hung out as bait, "a bad cop to draw the heat," and the heat's coming from all sides: from local politicians, from LAPD brass, from racketeers and drug kingpins -- all of them hell-bent on keeping their own dirty secrets hidden. For Klein, "forty-two and going on dead," it's dues time. And it's Klein who tells his own story -- his voice clipped and sharp and as brutal as the events he's describing -- taking us with him on a hellish journey through a world shaped by monstrous ambition, greed, and perversion. It's a world he helped create, but now he'll do anything to get out of it alive ... Fierce, riveting, and honed to a razor-edge, White Jazz is crime fiction at its most shattering, and the most explosive novel yet from James Ellroy
The big nowhere : a crime novel by James Ellroy( Book )

122 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red crosscurrents: the Commie Scare and a string of brutal mutilation killings. Gangland intrigue and Hollywood sleaze. Three cops caught in a hellish web of ambition, perversion, and deceit. All three men have purchased tickets to a nightmare
The black dahlia by James Ellroy( Recording )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1940's unsolved Los Angeles murder case of Elizabeth Short, a young woman in her 20's is found in a Hollywood vacant lot, cut in half and disemboweled
Street kings by David Ayer( Visual )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Ludlow is a veteran LAPD cop who finds life difficult to navigate after the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of his former partner, Detective Terrance Washington, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him. He teams up with a young detective to track down Washington's killers, who track down the murderers and bring them to justice
Rampart by Oren Moverman( Visual )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of Oren Moverman's Rampart is a riveting parable about what happens to a man who refuses to change, even when change is the only thing that can save him. That man is Dave Brown, played by two-time Academy Award? nominee Woody Harrelson. Though the film is set in the 1990s, when scandal rocked the LAPD's Rampart division, the film hones in on a single fictional cop: Dave Brown, a man who has taken the "no guts, no glory" American mythos to heart, without questioning what it is doing to him and those he holds dear. He is a cop whose personal life is propelled into a dizzying downward spiral when he comes under suspicion for roughing up a suspect. More than just a police officer who plays things fast and loose, Brown exposes the inner workings of a certain type of personality everyone recognizes around them, a personality very much part of American culture, yet not often examined. He is the kind of man inexorably drawn to authority and power, yet seems destined to abuse it; a man who has dreams of being a great masculine hero, yet is beholden to women; who has undeniable charm, yet whose stubborn refusal to take responsibility for his actions becomes a destructive force against family, community and ultimately himself
Hollywood nocturnes by James Ellroy( Book )

36 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novella and five short stories set in the 1940s and 1950s in Los Angeles. In Dick Contino's Blues, a honky tonk accordion player arranges to have a starlet and himself kidnapped in the hope of boosting his career. In High Darktown, a policeman pursues a criminal as the city joyfully celebrates the end of World War II
The best American noir of the century by James Ellroy( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In his introduction to the The Best American Noir of the Century, James Ellroy writes, "Noir is the most scrutinized offshoot of the hard-boiled school of fiction. It's the long drop off the short pier and the wrong man and the wrong woman in perfect misalliance. It's the nightmare of flawed souls with big dreams and the precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad." Offering the best examples of literary sure things gone bad, this collection ensures that nowhere else can readers find a darker, more thorough distillation of American noir fiction. James Ellroy and Otto Penzler, series editor of the annual The Best American Mystery Stories, mined one hundred years of writing-1910-2010-to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir's twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain's" "Pastorale," and its post-war heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, Dennis Lehane, and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing in the last decade
Destination: morgue! : L.A. tales by James Ellroy( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of crime stories, some fiction, some nonfiction
Blood on the moon by James Ellroy( Book )

65 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins loves his work, his family, women, and innocence. Preternaturally brilliant and with an extraordinary instinct for police work, Hopkins moves through the Los Angeles night world saving souls, while faced with the constant threat of losing his own. Someone else is stalking the city now--someone who can match Hopkins point for point in brilliance. But Teddy Verplanck has turned his mind to evil: he protects the innocent by murdering them. So successful has he been that in twenty years not one of his victims has been connected to another. Most are deemed suicides. Drawn inexorably together, Hopkins and Verplanck challenge each other in a confrontation which pits icy intelligence against white-heated madness and lays bare the souls of two men driven in opposite directions by the same need"--From publisher description
Suicide hill by James Ellroy( Book )

47 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins is the most brilliant homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department and one of its most troubled. In his obsessive mission to protect the innocent, there is no line he won't cross. Estranged from his wife and daughters and on the verge of being drummed out of the department for his transgressions, Hopkins is assigned to investigate a series of bloody bank robberies. As the violence escalates and the case becomes ever more vicious, Hopkins will be forced to cross the line once again to stop a maniac on a murder binge
Clandestine by James Ellroy( Book )

66 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1950s, rookie cop Freddy Underhill patrols Los Angeles from Wilshire to Watts, dreaming of making the big bust that will grab headlines and bring him glory. And when an old one night stand is found murdered, Freddy seizes his chance and enters a world of kinky sex and sleazy secrets
L.A. noir by James Ellroy( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single-volume edition of three of the novels featuring Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins of Los Angeles. The first involves the apparently random killings of 20 women, the second a multiple murder committed with a pre-Civil-War revolver, and the third a conspiracy of police corruption
Dark blue by Ron Shelton( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two LAPD detectives investigate a high-profile quadruple-homicide in April 1992, a few weeks before the Los Angeles Riots
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The no-spin zone : confrontations with the powerful and famous in America
L.A. confidentialThe cold six thousandAmerican tabloid : a novelBlood's a rover : a novelThe no-spin zone : confrontations with the powerful and famous in AmericaWhite jazz : a novelThe big nowhere : a crime novelThe black dahlia
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Ėllroj, Džejms 1948-

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Ellroy, Lee Earle.

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אלרואי, ג׳ימס 1948-

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